Ever found in your classroom that the class scissor numbers keep dropping as the year goes on? Have you found the amount of student learning time being lost increasing because students are waiting to use a pair of scissors? I can certainly answer yes to both questions.
So I’m aiming to overcome both issues. I’m trying something outside the square, or should I say the scissor box. I’ve got a new batch of classroom scissors, and instead of putting them all in the scissor box I’ve given each child a pair and have written their name on them with a marker. I’m sure that the students will take more care looking after them, and if the scissors are misplaced they can more easily find their way back to students.
So if you want less cuts to student learning time, try labeling the class scissors with student’s names and let them be responsible for looking after them.